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1 Sacred and Secular Painting: Uli and Yoruba Orisa Painting

2 Uli—practiced by women in Igbo land Orisa painting—practiced by women in Yorubaland ancient art of decorating the walls and shrines of ancestral divinities Materials: Natural pigments: Red ocher, yellow ocher, white/kaolin Egg shells Plant juices—indigo, vines, berries and pods Paint brushes, rags, feathers, pots, calabashes

3 Natural Red Pigment for ritual painting


5 Paint pot Painting brushes feather

6 Uli Painting

7 Uli design patterns

8 Uli decorations

9 Uli painting on communal shrine, igbo, Nigeria

10 Uli shrine wall at Nri, Igbo, Nigeria

11 Uli painting, Igbo, Nigeria

12 Uli painting

13 Obiora and Ada Udechukwu, Wearing Uli designed fabrics

14 Obiora Udechukwu, Our Journey, Acrylic on canvas, panels 3, 4, 1993

15 Yoruba Ritual Painting

16 Epa, Yoruba, Nigeria Wood, pigments 20 th century

17 Painting the head of an infant In the ritual of “knowing the inner head”

18 Orisa Priestess with painted forehead

19 Obatala shrine, Ile Ife, Nigeria

20 Orisa Popo Shrine Ogbomoso, Nigeria

21 Ritual painting inside a Museum, Osogbo, Nigeria

22 Sacred painting on the façade of a shrine in Ayegunle-Ekiti, Nigeria

23 Sacred Painting for Ogun, Ilesa, Nigeria

24 Oluorogbo shrine painting Ile Ife, Nigeria

25 Women writing on the ground at the beginning of the annual painting rituals

26 Women painters in front of their work, Ijero Ekiti, Nigeria

27 Priestess of Obaluaye Ile Ife, Nigeria

28 The painting process, Ile Ife, Nigeria

29 Orisaikire Shrine painting, Ile Ife, Nigeria

30 Michael Harris, Love Shrine, Mixed media, 1995

31 Michael Harris, Soul Chart, Mixed media 1995

32 Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Soponna, Yoruba deity of the Poxes Photograph, 1987

33 Bolaji Campbell, Re-creation Soil on canvas, 1994/6

34 Bolaji Campbell, Ahun, Soil on burlap, 1999

35 Bolaji Campbell, Alaamu, Soil on canvas, 1996

36 Bolaji Campbell, and the chameleon said…, oil on canvas, 2000

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